your morning commute. kansas city, 72. chicago, 69. still very warm in the southeast. 90s from atlanta up to washington, d.c. that's a look at your friday forecast. now here is a look at the weather outside your window. temperature in atlanta once again in the 90s. in mississippi and alabama, we've had record heat the last few days. washington, d.c., one of the hottest spots in the country. of course, the weekend forecast is coming up. >> all right, bill. thank you. unexpected unemployment, the rent a car war continues and the crocodile conundrum. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, more than 20 years later, can wall street's gordon gekko hit box office gold once again? a milestone for ichiro, and one hand, one interception. you're watching "early today."